Philippine rebels holding hostages demand international mediation as fire exchange continues

  • by: BULLIT MARQUEZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 10, 2013 - 11:15 PM

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines — Muslim rebels holding scores of hostages in the southern Philippines are demanding international mediation, an official said Wednesday, as fresh rounds of fire broke out between government troops and the guerrillas on the third day of the standoff.

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